What’s Your Journey? Find a New Way with ‘422 My Way’ - MONTCO.TODAY
The U.S. 422 Corridor continues to be one of the most congested roadways in Montgomery County with over 100,000 vehicles traveling it per day. Between 2015-2045, our population is expected to grow by 13.9 percent in Montgomery County, along with its employment increasing by 14.1 percent.
With an increasing population, we need to look at our commuting options and make better choices for our quality of life. The 422 My Way campaign can help improve your journey today. 422 My Way promotes transportation alternatives that avoid driving alone such as carpooling, vanpooling, public transit, biking, walking, or working from home. The key is to give people choices!
By using these alternatives, you can get back your time by sharing driving responsibilities with others. For instance, instead of experiencing stress of traffic on 422, take time to read your favorite book, catch up on Instagram, or just close your eyes and listen to some relaxing music carpooling with a co-worker.
Through these alternatives, you can also save a significant amount of money on your annual commuting costs through reduced gas, tolls (if applicable), and vehicle wear-and-tear expenses.
Transportation also plays a part in our health. Cars are the leading source of air pollutants that affect human health. Vehicle emissions cause poor air quality, which can trigger health problems such as aggravated asthma, reduced lung capacity, and increased sensitivity to respiratory illnesses, including pneumonia and bronchitis.
If you work or live along the 422 Corridor, we encourage you to visit www.422myway.com to find relevant resources, as well as “take a pledge” to try an alternative to driving alone.